Airport Central Community Zone
With the roof in place, major structural works are starting to wind up and building finishes are taking centre stage at Airport Central Station.
Sections of the building's exterior are being dressed with shiny glazing, while the atrium ceiling is being fitted out with timber-look veneer.
Below ground, at concourse level, crews are attaching aluminium cladding to the southern wall of the atrium. Fit-out of the 35m-long and 15m-high triple-system escalator is also underway.
Other activities across all levels include cable pulling, installation of permanent and emergency lights, painting of walls and epoxy painting of floors.
Construction of the Skybridge between the airport terminals and the station reached practical completion in early 2020. Once operational, the elevated walkway will provide undercover access to Airport Central Station. From this point, passengers will be able to travel by escalator or lift down to the concourse level.
At ground level crews have mobilised to the western end of the Airport Central Station site to commence grading works. This ground preparation method is the first step in reinstating the permanent rental car return area. Once complete the section will be handed back to Perth Airport, reducing the footprint of the overall construction site.
Also underway is the construction of the steel frames around the above-ground ventilation fans. Three fans each will be located at the western and eastern sides of the station building above the tunnels. Capable of pushing 70 cubic metres of air per second into either direction they will assist with tunnel pressurisation and, in the case of a fire, smoke extraction.